Blackford Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, has appointed Ken Wagner as the firm’s chief financial officer. Wagner will report to the firm’s managing partner and chief operating officer, Paul Doyle.

In his new position, Wagner will lead finance, accounting, regulatory, compliance, and reporting and controls functions for the firm. Additionally, Wagner will oversee portfolio company due diligence while providing deal team support. He joins Blackford following his time at Coastal Group where he operated as the chief financial officer.

“I’m delighted to join Martin and the dynamic Blackford Capital team at this time in the firm’s growth cycle,” said Wagner. “This is a terrific opportunity for me to work with Paul again. We are already developing plans to implement new processes and procedures to improve the firm’s efficiency and effectiveness, and to provide portfolio company oversight and standardization of reporting and controls, as well as guide CFO talent enhancement.”